It can be difficult to know where to turn when you are facing serious criminal charges like drug importing or exporting. If you've been charged with drug importation or exportation, it's important to know that these charges are taken very seriously in Canada. Even first-time offenders can face life imprisonment. We can help you understand your options and advise you on how best to proceed with your case.
If you're accused of importing or exporting drugs into Canada, you will face serious consequences if found guilty. The law applies equally whether you were bringing them in from outside Canada or simply transporting them across provincial lines. The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act is complex legislation that prohibits importing or exporting any substance included in Schedule I, II, III, IV, V, or VI. It also prohibits the possession of these substances for the purpose of exporting them from Canada. It assigns the same penalties to possession with intent to traffic as it does to trafficking.
If you are facing drug importation or exportation charges, it's important that you contact Andrews Benko & Associates right away. Our experienced criminal defence lawyers will work with you on your case to help protect your rights and freedom while doing our best to minimize the negative impact on your life.